Maintaining a blog is a lot of writing, editing and promoting. It’s a lot of staring at the same screen for hours on end which can get real dull, real fast. Sometimes it’s such an energy sucker, but to keep me going I like to have snacks on hand to have something to munch on. For some reason, having something to chew on keeps me focused. The danger with this is that it could be anything: cookies, chips, you name it. These savory oven roasted peas are what help to keep me focused and in line with my health goals.
Dried peas are also a snack in Mexico that I had not come across until recently. When you get them from the store they can be a bit too crunchy, if you know what I mean, similar to corn nuts. I’d like to keep my teeth, but thanks though! Because these peas are roasted and not dried they are crunchy but not rock hard. They are perfectly roasted to have a crisp texture.
To pack in that roasted savoriness, I first laid out the peas on a dish towel and patted them dry. This is an important step as it gets off all the excess moisture so they turn out perfectly crisp. Then I tossed these little guys in some olive oil, poultry seasoning and onion powder. If you can’t find a poultry seasoning you like don’t worry. The one I used is basically just a mix of Italian herbs and a little salt so a combination of your favorite spices would work just fine. After the peas are oiled and seasoned, pop them in the oven for about 40 minutes, mixing them around halfway through. I say 40 minutes but really it could be 35 or 45. Some ovens work a little differently than others, but either way be sure to keep an eye on them because they can burn pretty quickly.
After being perfectly toasted these babies are reading for munching! They are crispy and savory which makes it super easy to forget that they are vegetables! You’ll be tricking yourself into snacking on veggies in no time!
Savory Oven Roasted Peas
- 1 bag frozen peas
- 1/2 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tbs poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Remove peas from packaging and completely thaw. Once thawed, place peas on a towel and pat dry.
- Transfer peas to a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients. Mix well until evenly coated
- Spread peas onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes, mixing about half way through.